GOP delegates weigh in as party holds state convention in Rochester

A group of people at the GOP convention
Delegates gathered at the GOP convention on Friday May 13 in Rochester, Minn.
Mike Mulcahy | MPR News

More than 2,200 Minnesota Republicans gathered in Rochester starting Friday to endorse candidates for all the statewide offices on the ballot this fall.

Candidates for governor, attorney general, secretary of state and more hope this weekend will propel their campaigns for the 2022 general election.

Republicans are fired up and think this year they have their first real chance since 2006 of winning statewide.

Host Mike Mulcahy talked with delegates and observers about Minnesota Republicans’ chances in 2022.


  • Aaron Farris, chairman of the Minnesota 1st Congressional District Republicans

  • Amy Koch, political strategist for Hylden Advocacy & Law

  • Brian Bakst, MPR News correspondent

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